Baton Rouge: Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 26, 2014, increased to 2,238 from the previous week's total of 1,951. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending April 27, 2013, figure of 2,541.
The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,188 from the previous week’s average of 2,125.
Continued unemployment insurance weeks claimed for the week ending April 26, 2014, decreased to 18,921 from the previous week’s total of 18,996. Continued weeks claimed were below the comparable week ending April 27, 2013, figure of 23,148.
The four-week moving average of continued weeks claimed decreased to 19,095 from the previous week’s average of 19,264.
For more detailed information on occupational groups of unemployment insurance claimants, visit Louisiana’s employment homepage at: http://www.laworks.net/LaborMarketInfo/LMI_MainMenu.asp
The UI Weekly Claims Data webpage includes the following features: UI Weekly Claims Data by Regional Labor Market Area and by Parish, UI Weekly Claims Data by Industry for Louisiana, UI Definitions and UI Monthly Claimant Characteristics by Parish. To access these products begin on Louisiana’s employment homepage and select Labor Market Information. Scroll down the LMI page to the LMI Products section and select Unemployment Insurance Claims.